International law firm Simmons & Simmons has today announced the arrival of new Partner Louis-Marie Pillebout, who joins the firm’s dispute resolution team in Paris, headed by Jacques-Antoine Robert. Following the recruitment of tax specialist Siamak Mostafavi in October 2021, the arrival of a 26th partner confirms the firm’s drive for growth in Paris.
Louis-Marie specialises in corporate, financial and equity litigation and primarily assists the management teams of listed companies and financial institutions, as well as shareholders and investment funds in the context of their litigation (judicial, arbitral or criminal). He advises both French and international players, especially in complex cross-border litigations relating to M&A, shareholders’ agreements and bank fraud.
Louis-Marie Pillebout says, “I am delighted to join Simmons’ dispute resolution team in Paris, whose expertise in both litigation and criminal proceedings, as well as in arbitration and mediation, is widely praised by the market. The strength of the firm’s international network and particularly its undisputed positioning with financial institutions made it an obvious choice.”.
Jacques-Antoine Robert, Managing Partner of Simmons & Simmons in Paris, comments, “We are very pleased to welcome Louis-Marie and to continue our growth in a regulated and complex sector, in which Simmons & Simmons is a major international player. This new arrival, combined with the expertise of Thierry Gontard and Guillaume Denis-Faure’s teams, heralds well for the year to come.”.
Previously at Villey Girard Grolleaud in Paris, where he had been a Partner since January 2017, Louis-Marie Pillebout began his career in French and international law firms before joining Davis Polk & Wardwell in Paris in 2009, where he was appointed counsel in 2015. Louis-Marie is a lecturer at the Institut d’études politiques in Banking and Financial Regulation Law. He holds a DEA in Private International Law and International Trade Law and a Magister degree in Business Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as an LLM in Comparative Law from the University of San Diego in the USA. He has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2003.